Date: September 6th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
With the side panels off we can see the wide-open design that In Win has designed into the Dragon Slayer. There is a large cutout in the motherboard tray to facilitate CPU cooler swaps as well as several access holes around the mobo area to aid in routing cables and wiring behind the tray.
Most of the configuration options in the Dragon Slayer happen at the front of the case. Starting at the top, there is a 5.25-inch bay and a 3.5-inch bay with tool-free clips and a placement for a 2.5-inch drive that must be secured with screws. Down at the bottom, there is a cage, complete with an 80mm cooling fan that will support up to three standard desktop HDDs, or two HDDs as well as a 2.5-inch SSD or laptop drive. If you'd rather, the drive cage can be removed and up to two ODD (or similar sized devices) can be installed in this space. The cage, or 5.25-inch devices, are held in place with a couple of tool-free clips, but hard drives are secured with rails that require shoulder screws, as we'll see in the installation section of this review. The area between the drive placements is left open to provide room for full-sized graphics cards up to 12.6-inches in length, and a 140mm fan provides airflow to this area.
In Win provides tool-free clips for expansion cards as well, and the design allows screws to be used to secure large, heavy graphics cards without removing the clips, a really nice feature. The PSU fan filter is removable for cleaning, but may be problematic to get out without moving the power supply.
All the bay covers are removable from the front, without having to remove the front panel, but the front comes off by releasing the six clips (one of which is indicated by the red arrow in the above photo) that secure it to the chassis.
After removing the lower filtered bay covers, we can see the drive cage with its 80mm cooling fan. After releasing the clips on the side of the cage…